To what extent are you happy to “hang your arse out in public” as Chris Barrow taught both Nicola and Judith? Does feedback make you feel tetchy? How do you manage your emotions when people offer advice which even you can accept may be in your best interests (when they are not doing it themselves!)? Is feedback your breakfast of champions?
In the Show
Judith’s back pain continues into its third week and she talks about working with her 1-2-1 clients lying down without wanting to let her energy drop. And how she’s gaining stamina for standing up to work at her desk. Her chiropractor client says causes are likely to be a combination of stress and sedentarism (sitting down too much!). Today she’s on strong painkillers for the show and, more particularly, for the show notes.
Nicola and Sarah have enjoyed a party week with the Greek Dancing event last Friday night and Pat & Mike’s wedding on Sunday, a couple of late nights leading to two lazy days but for the best possible reasons.
Client Challenge of the Week
Nicola’s been on the receiving end of some feedback from a trusted source, but she found it made her a bit tetchy. She confesses it has value and that it is an opportunity for her to learn to manage her emotions around feedback. How do you feel about feedback, the so-called breakfast of champions? Judith doesn’t like it or want it and there’s a woman at Nicola’s book club who doesn’t either. This leads to a debate about feedback versus criticism, perfectionism versus getting it done, and professionalism around lack of attention to detail and the different editorial choices we all make when it comes to self-censorship. Do you trust your own judgement and how far will you go when it comes to “hanging your arse out in public?”